Depression medication zombie

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Avatar n tn I mean the only emotion I can feel is I just want to cry and its either a happy cry or I just wanna cry or cus my feelings got hurt but I don't smile to much anymore and well its just not good I'm fine during the day but once it hits 6pm or 7pm I'm out of it is it my medication I'm taken do you think I need to stop taking it I'm going back to my doctor to see about getting it changed but its crazy see right now I'm happy and just loving and kind as can be but watch tonight I'll be a zombie aga
1435895 tn?1304294841 If you are having migraines (aside from the chiari headaches) you might try the 'seizure' medication. I take a daily medication (Keppra - 750mg) once a day (at night) to prevent my migraines. And I have to be honest, since I started taking it - my migraines went from 5 - 6 a month to maybe 1 or 2!!! When I DO get them, I take treximet (very expensive - but amazing) - and it usually knocks out a migraine within about 30 minutes!!
Avatar n tn My mom was diagnosed with major depression 2 years ago & responded well to medications primarily Zoloft. A year into treatment all her medications were tapered & discontinued. She then had a relapse after 4 weeks, since then she has been started on different medications each time & her symptoms continue to persist. Currently she is on Zoloft 100 mg BID, Elavil 75 mg BID & Bupropion 150mg QD.
Avatar n tn Paxil seemed to make depression MUCH WORSE, Zoloft seems much better, and comments on Paxil or other anti-depressants?
4971738 tn?1390568984 Are you taking any medication for your depression? I have extreme phobia/fear due to other family members and I can't handle the thought of being zombie out like they stay along with addictions and that terrifies me because I know the same could happen to me if I started taking any type of medication for a period of time. I know I'm not suppose to compare myself to them but when you have been in Satan's den, I'm sorry, that fear is a realistic one for me.
Avatar f tn I thought I could manage without them, I hated the weight gain, I hated feeling like a zombie, I couldn't concentrate, I had no feelings.
358304 tn?1409713092 said 5mg wasnt doing anything. The 1st day I took 10mg Paxil I felt great. The 2nd day, I felt SO tired.. like a zombie.. and yesterday I noticed that I could not stop yawning! Like BIG yawns that make me want to gag almost! lol. I think I remember when I tried Lexapro a long time ago it did this to me, but can't really remember. Will this eventually wear off in a week or 2? Thanks! My plan is to get back to the old me without having to take klonopin.
Avatar f tn I have had depression and anxiety for past 7 years. Nothing seems to work. My husband is not supportive. I don't know what to do. I thought about suicide,but my draughts face keep coming in front of me. I don't wanna live. He always yells and thinks therapy is waste of time.
Avatar f tn I'm 18 and am wondering where I can find help or someone to talk to other than my mother about my depression. I'm not doing well in school( I'm lazy and sleep during most of it) and I don't have any friends.I have been this way since I was 12 and I have a bad feeling that this is just going to get worst later on in my life. Does anyone have any advice?
2010625 tn?1329375656 Is it common to have a bad reaction or get bad side effects at the lowest doses of almost every psychotropic medication tried? I have tried 6 different antipsychotics, I had bad side effects at the lowest dose, and can't take them. 4 SSRI antidepressants, bad side effects at lowest dose, can't take them. I also can't take Welbutrin, Depokote, Effexor, vistaril, This can't be normal right?
1280947 tn?1278379932 I too had insomnia, waking up nightly with panic anxiety attacks and walking around like a zombie all day. It took me time, and medication, before I came to realize that he was right. Depression isn't just the 'sadness' and down mood most people experience as a result of certain events. It can happen for no reason at all. I DID NOT like not sleeping and not being happy. It was a living hell. Not wanting to sleep (or is it not needing sleep?
Avatar n tn Suffering from Depression, now that can make one feel like a zombie for sure, but the medications your taking to combat this depression should be doing just the opposite. Lexapro is funny like that. It works well for many, but some people report that it actually makes their symptoms worse. I take it and it works fine for me, but I do know others that said it made them feel zombie-ish. I combine my Lexapro with a Tri-Cyclic AD and that seems to be doing the trick.
Avatar n tn My depression hasnt gotten better with treatment and I am starting to worry it will never improve, I just am tired of feeling horrible every day and hating myself for being this way. I really really really dont want to take antidepressants, I dont want to even have to consider taking them and probably would never do so. Maybe my depression/brain fog is not thyroid related? I dont understand what else I have to do, my mental state has not improved at all, ive just sort of lost hope.
Avatar m tn but I think for very legitimate and rational reasons. I am very averse to taking any kind of medication because I was generally a very happy person before I found out this absolutely horrible news. Is there something like rational depression? I can't fathom what a therapist might be able to tell or prescribe me to alter the reality of my life's circumstances now...
4753943 tn?1359938169 Alcohol is a depressant and if your already depressed than you will feel worse. Some people really do suffer from depression but are medication resistant. Meaning meds just don't work for them and they have to find other avenues. Exercising, walking, yoga, meditation etc. having bloodwork done to see if you are deficient in areas that effect your mood as well as checking your Thyroid. Getting enough sleep is really important as this effects our moods also.
Avatar m tn I have been smoking a little less than a pack a day for almost 10 years. The anxiety and depression was wicked and downright scary at times when I got off the medication. Any advice about what to expect with smoking cessation would be great. What was the overall effect on mental health? Thanks!
1497650 tn?1289236725 I've had anxiety (and depression as a result of the anxiety) for about 7 years now (since I was 14). I've been on various anxiety and depression meds, but all made me feel like a zombie. They made me super tired all the time. Anxiety medication only seems to sedate you so much that there doesn't seem to be a thought going on in your head! Clonazepam is the only medication that I took that I can remember the name of (that right there tells you how sedated the meds made me!
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with low-grade depression and OCD. The medication didn't just help with feeling unable to do simple things like put food away after meal preparation, and refrain from washing my hands 60 times a day. It helped with the OTHER symptoms of depression - difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts, and spatial perception as well as a feeling of being "separated" from the world like there was an invisible shield between us.
Avatar f tn Namaste, Anti-anxiety medications, such as Klonopin and Xanax can have that effect on you. You feel more like a zombie than a human being. I currently use Valium to treat my anxiety and I don't have a problem with it turning me into a zombie or making me feel numb, as have other anti-anxiety medications I have tried. If you feel your anxiety is under control and you no longer need to be on an anti-anxiety medication, I commend you on your success.
Avatar m tn hi all, my partner has bipolar/depression for several years now. his psychiatrist has changed his medications to: serouquel 300 wellbutrin 250 klonopin .5 my question is, is it normal for him to be in catatonic and lying in bed more that usual, normally he would at least get up to grab a drink or eat something and thats about it, but just doesn't move now? he has not really moved in days since starting the new pills. is this long term affect of the medication?
Avatar n tn Again, she would like something to take the sting out of her incredibly keen emotions and feelings and sensitivities but not at the expense of making her a zoned out zombie or worsening her depression, and without significant side effects. Any suggestions you have would be most welcome.
202665 tn?1248810333 Yes I know the advice of don't stop taking your medication, but i'm tired of it all. No one around me believes I have issues because I can hide them pretty well and I would agree all the meds have helped control the ranges of mania and depression...but it's not me. when people say the meds will make you 'normal', what is that suppose to mean? Normal all my life has been voices, hallucinations, rapid cycling. I didn't know it was an issue until i lost control. I'm not creative anymore...
Avatar n tn My 75 year old mother suffered a large stroke in mid December 2010. Luckily there was no permanent paralysis or speech deficits. Within 14 days she was discharged from the hospital and doing well. Initially she was very fatigued but seemed to be her normal self mentally. Approximately 7-8 weeks post stroke she developed depression. Again she seemed relatively normal but "down" and had some anxiety regarding the dark.
458072 tn?1291418786 we'll I wasn't and the anxiety was chalked up to depression. I was given Lexapro and Xanax ( together) and I was a walking zombie for over a year. GAined 30 pounds and was miserable still. Slowly - I weened off all the anxiety meds and continued thyroid medication. Finally after 6 years - the anxiey and insominia is gone. I still have a "zap" of anxiety in the early morning - but I am attempting to control this on my own now.
Avatar m tn I want to ask how many of you really benefit from taking medication? I have had Bi-Polar for 19 years now and Ive been filled up on every drug to hit the market - all they have ever done is to turn me into a zombie and give me untold side effects!!! for e.g. i am easily 15-20kgs overweight thanks to medications. I have been off medication for about a month now. I suffer from cervical and lumbar degeneration so this means there are times where i need to take heavy painkillers.
491352 tn?1258810695 Unless your endo has felt the depression they just do not get it. Mine told me today in our first meeting that depression was just due to all that I have been through in the last six months, not my thyroid or my medication. I think it is the medication, which I got changed and since then my feelings are improved. I lowered my dose until I started feeling worse then went back up slowly. So, what you are feeling sounds very real to me. The medication does take several days to build up.
Avatar f tn Hello, I have been struggling with severe anxiety for about a year now. This anxiety has led to agoraphobia and depression. I have also struggled with ocd and "perfectionism" my entire life. I have been seeing a therapist for about 2 months now and she has recommended that I start taking an SSRI (Zoloft) since I am not making any progress. I am very scared about starting a medication that has so many side effects.
Avatar n tn anxiety (panic attacks, social anxiety), depression, and insomnia. I took both zoloft and xanax for a while about 10 years ago, from what i can recall, they helped some, but not amazingly so, and also made me feel somewhat 'zombie-like' and low energy. So, i ended up going off them. I'm currently in psychotherapy, but at this point my symptoms are interferring with my treatment. I have an appointment with my doctor and am trying to educate myself beforehand.
Avatar m tn appointment today and am feeling good about this. She currently has me on a medication that doesn't do anything for depression. Resperidal 4mg/day.